Anamur Things to Do
Mamure Kalesi is well worth a visit and can be combined with a swim from the beach. If you don't have your own transport get in touch with Anamur travel www.anamurtravel.com. They will pick you up from your hotel, take you to the castle, show you round and drop you back at the hotel for just YTL12. This is one of the big sights of the area so don't miss it' but be carefull, the walls are high and there are no handrails!
This is the old town of Anamur
Entrance fee : 5 mil TL pp
We only had 45 min to see the ruins because our cab driver would be waiting for us (we hadn't found a bus)
It was enough to stroll around
Lots of local people go there for the beach and bring their picknick or bbqRelated to:
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The location is wonderful: a terrible view on the sea and the beaches
There's not much to see on the inside but the fortified walls are magnificent
We walked around for an hour and went to the main road to wait for a busRelated to:
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We had hoped to get to Anamur by direct ferry from Kyrenia in North Cyprus, but the hew service only ran for a short time. You now have to get the Ferry from Girne to Tasucu. The cost is YTL125 return and the ferry leaves daily from the new harbour, just east of the town centre. Get there at about 0700 - the ferries will run until everyone is taken. The trip takes about 3 hours on the high speed catamaran. Drinks and snacks are served
On arrival at Tasucu, you can go to the Otogar to get the bus to Anamur, but if you are there in the season, it is worth taking a taxi to Silifke Otogar (aboutYTL12) from where the bus starts. This increases your chance of getting a seat. The cost of the bus to Anamur is YTL12 from Silifke or YTL from Tasucu.
The road is narrow and winding, swooping between beautiful bays and high clifftops through pine forests. Drinks and frequent applications of cologne are supplied by the friendly bus steward. The bus has reclining seats and working aircon. About halfway, there is a short break at an excellent service centre with restaurant and toilets. If the stop is long enough, you may have time to snatch a swim on one of the most attractive beaches around. The bus arrives in Anamur otogar, just south west of the town about three hours after leaving Silifke. There is a dolmus to the town centre or to Iskele, the seaside bit of AnamurRelated to:
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I went to the otogar in Anamur the day before my departure to buy a ticket to Antalya. I wanted to buy one from Metro as I had seen they had a service from Iskele, but they did not have any tickets left. Instead I bought a ticket with Zafer – Anamur. They did not have a service to the otogar so in the morning I went out to the road to wait for the dolmush. The dolmush (minibus) is only 500 000 TL and the end stop is just behind the otogar. The bus ride between Anamur and Antalya takes about 5 hours and the first hours of this bus ride can for many be a pain. I didn’t have any problems but it is not a road for people who easily get travel sickness. Several people in the bus asked for small black plastic bags to throw up in. The road from Anamur towards Alanya is winding along the mountain slopes by the coast. From Alanya on to Antalya it is a big straight road.
Arriving at the otogar in Antalya I asked for a service bus and luckily there was one. The service took me to Kaleici and dropped me close to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower).
The bus ticket was 18 000 000 TL.Related to:
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Several buses is going from Silifke to Anamur each day. The road is narrow and curvy and the busride takes a bit over three hours.
I went with Akdeniz company and unfortunatly they dýd not have a free service from the otogar in Anamur. Instead I had to take a taxi (everybody I asked said there were no dolmush, or the dolmush was 2 km away - I now know the dolmushstand is just behind the otogar). The taxi was 9 250 000 TL (taxametre) to Iskele and Esra Pension.
You can always ask when you buy the ticket if there is a servise at the destination you are going to.
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